Wednesday, August 20, 2008

1864 Confederate Engineers map

Here is the picture of 1864 overlay. It gives you a good idea of where everyone was in 1864 and what is there today. I tried to scale it to the two places I knew about so everything else should be about the right place....give or take a few hundred feet lol. 

Sunday, August 17, 2008

A milestone!

A few months ago I got Family Tree Maker 2008 and started inputting all of the Bracey family I had. Well yesterday I reached a milestone. I got to 2000 people! Right now I have 2074 names on my tree. And I know of a few more I could put in. If I were to have one large file with all of my family I'd have over 4000 names I'm sure. But can you imagine how long it would take for the file to open or save?

Sorry it has taken me so long to update this... Not much has happened in the research world. Haven't been able to get to the library in over two months. So all I've been able to do is online and go through papers I have here. Later I'm going to post a picture I copyed from Google Earth. I overlayed a 1864 Confederate engineers map over the part of Mecklenburg Co. my farm is located. It isn't a perfect match but its just about. It helps with finding out where everyone was in 1864 in todays terms. What I want to do next is find old Plats from people selling their lands and overlay them to tract the owners of the land. But right now I only have a few plats here. I will have to try and find some at the library next time I'm able to go.